Born in Dayton and raised in Richmond, VA Trace is one of our knowledgeable sales associates. He has been producing and editing music for four and half years and has played piano since childhood. Outside of the store he loves reading, exercising, studying ancient history, and he visits a new country every 18 months.
Cecilia was born and raised in Springboro, OH and is a private Flute/Saxophone teacher and director’s assistant at Spring Valley Academy. She started as a rental coordinator at McCutcheon Music in May of 2019 and her hobbies include sewing, leather crafting, and playing music. A fun fact about Cecilia is that tater tots are her love language.
Haley is our store/purchasing manager and has worked for McCutcheon Music since October of 2003. She was born in North Dakota and moved a lot as child and eventually ended up living in Dayton to attend Wright State University where she recieved her BM in musical performance with an emphasis on Pedagogy. In her free time she enjoys being boring, cooking, crafting, snuggling with her dogs, and spending time with friends and family.
Adam was born and raised in Dayton, OH and is our tech support and graphic designer. He has toured the U.S. and recorded with several bands over the past 7 years as a drummer and studio session musician. In his free time he enjoys caring for his animals and spending time with his wife.
Born in Lewistown, PA and raised in Bethlehem, PA, Vinnie is a sales associate and teacher at McCutcheon Music. He spent 24 years playing bass for the Air Force Band and has traveled the globe playing music. He enjoys good coffee and has a podcast with a fellow bassist called “On Bass and Off Point”. A fun fact about Vinnie is that his first gig with the Air Force was for Bob Hope.
Darneesha was born and raised in Flint, MI and moved to Dayton, OH in 2008. She has worked for McCutcheon Music (in nearly every position) for the past 10 years and currently holds the title of Accounts Payable. She has 12 years of experience in customer care and is a student at Sinclair Community College. In her free time she loves playing trumpet, spending time with her family, and winning step challenges. Her current step challenge record is 41,904 steps!
Eva has been our inventory manager since January of 2016. Born and raised in Coshocton, OH she plays several instruments, loves camping, playing zombie tag with her grandchildren, going to concerts, gardening, and staying active.
Riley is one of our sales associates from Kettering, OH. Since she started playing Clarinet in sixth grade, she has always come to McCutcheon Music for all of her musical needs! She was a member of Fairmont’s wind ensemble and marching band, attended Otterbein University majoring in English Literature and was a member of their wind ensemble and marching band. During her junior year of college, Riley studied abroad in England for five months and got to visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre where she saw “Much Ado About Nothing” which later become the basis of her undergraduate thesis paper.
Nathan was born and raised in Kent, OH and has been a sales associates since August of 2019. He has 19 years of musical experience and plays a total of 10 instruments. In his free time, he enjoys playing D&D, kayaking, and being involved music ministry.
Chris was born and raised in Dayton,OH and has been an assistant manager for McCutcheon Music since April of 2016. He has a BA in music performance, jazz studies, and percussion from Central State University. He is the former general music instructor for Hillsborough county schools in Florida and is a lifelong student of Afro-Caribbean and Jazz music. He enjoys writing “bad science fiction” that is derivative of Phillip K. Dick doing a bad impersonation of Douglas Adams, taking photos, roasting beans, and is adept at cooking stuff over rice.™
John was born in Xenia, OH and has been a road representative and teacher for McCutcheon Music since November of 2015. He has played trumpet professionally since 1973 with acts such as The Stan Kenton Orchestra and graduated from Ohio State University in 1985. He was also a band director for several schools in the Dayton area since 1985 and is an accomplished conductor. In his free time, John enjoys woodworking, arranging music, and (even though he’s messy) he likes cooking.
Joe is a road representative and teacher at McCutcheon Music. He is a graduate from the U.S. Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia and received his bachelors of music education degree from Wright State University. A distinguished retired military band veteran, Joe has played thousands of concerts for millions of audience members throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe with various wind ensembles. He has over thirty years of experience performing in professional orchestras and bands.
Doug is our lessons studio manager. He was born in Dayton, OH and has lived in the mountains of New York, California, and Oregon. He holds a BS degree in education and has over 50 years as singer/songwriter playing in bands and as a solo artist. In his free time, he enjoys horse back riding and walking his dog. He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is currently studying Tai Chi.
Paul is a brass and woodwind technician born and raised in Versailles, OH and is a graduate of Minnesota Southeast Technical College (Red Wing Campus). He was a technician for Marshall Music in Lansing, MI for five years and has worked for McCutcheon Music since November of 2016.
Rich has been repairing musical instruments since 1965 and our repair and restoration shop manager since 2002. He holds a bachelors of science in music education from the University of Dayton and is a former Army bandsman. After leaving the army in 1982, he opened and operated Ervin’s Winds and Strings in Dayton, OH for 11 years. Rich is the author of the successful instructional book “Orchestral String Repair”.
Judy is our repair shop receptionist and has worked for McCutcheon Music for nearly 20 years. You will see her when you drop off your instrument to be repaired and/or when your instrument is ready for pickup!
Jim has been repairing musical instruments for over 60 years. He and his family owned and operated Roetter Music in Dayton, OH for over thirty years where he developed his skills in repair and later broadened his repair base studying violin repair with Peter Horn in Cleveland, OH. Jim’s innovative approach to repair work lead to the development of a laser system for fitting cello and bass bridges.
Born and raised in Dayton, OH Rick has worked for McCutcheon Music since 2007. He initially started in sales and management and eventually moved to musical instrument repair. He studied music education at Sinclair Community College and enjoys playing guitar, composing, performing and recording music. For fun, he names virtually every groundhog he sees.